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Continued: Minnesota counties changing where they issue U.S. passports

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 27, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Hennepin County Board Chairman Mike Opat said he’s concerned about spending an estimated $200,000 to set up the physical barriers needed to keep taking passport applications at three sites.

“What’s the long-term future?” he asked. “Are they going to allow anyone other than the Post Office or the federal government to issue them? At some point, are they just going to say, ‘nobody but the Post Office’?”

Rochelle Olson • 612-673-1747 Twitter: @rochelleolson

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